A/N: I'm so sorry for not updating in sooo long! College can keep a person busy. Anyway, here's the newest chapter, so please enjoy~! I don't own anything, except for Crow and Ivy. They are my original characters. Raven and Holly belong to Skellington girl.
The Lost Brothers
Chapter 4: Family Ties in the After Life
Crow and Ivy continued to follow Raven and Holly through the house to the study. Along the way Crow and Ivy noticed that the castle looked like their house only more gothic and creepy. When they reached the study, Crow and Ivy saw a tall skeleton in a pinstripe suit with a bat bow tie, talking to a gargoyle wearing a white shirt and cap. On the back of the gargoyle's shirt said CURSED WINDOWS ENCORPORATED; YOU BREAK THEM, WE FIX THEM.
"Well Jack, this is the 4th window Raven has broken this month," said the gargoyle.
"I'm extremely sorry, Dale. But you know kids, so filled with energy," Jack replied, while shaking his head.
"Well I see where you're coming from Jack. Being a father myself. They can be a handful at times," Dale commented.
"Yes, I know, they sure can be," Jack laughed. "Oh and Dale if you wouldn't mind fixing the attic window. It would be much appreciated."
"It's no problem at all Jack. After all that's why I'm here. But you may want to cut back on the excitement for Raven a bit," Dale suggested.
"I'll be sure to keep that in mind," Jack replied, while opening the newly fixed window for Dale.
Dale spread his wings and flew out the window and up to the attic window. Jack then turned his head toward the entrance of the study, and saw Raven and Holly with a boy with black hair and purple eyes, and a girl with red hair and purple eyes. Who were the same age as Raven and Holly.
"Welcome, you two must be the kids who Raven and Holly were talking about, and kidnapped by Lock, Shock, and Barrel. My other 3 children," Jack smiled.
Crow hid behind Ivy while Lock got out of the arm chair and ran over to Crow and Ivy.
"What's the matter, Scaredy Cat," Lock teased Crow.
"Hey leave him alone," Ivy glared.
Lock then pushed Ivy, who then pushed Lock back. Lock pushed Ivy back harder than before, and Ivy pushed back so hard that Lock fell on him butt.
Raven laughed. "Ooo, Lock got beat by a girl."
Lock then crossed his arms. Jack walked over to Lock and bend down to his level.
"Behave Lock," Jack said sternly.
"Yes dad," Lock sighed.
Jack got up and looked at Ivy and Crow.
"I'm so sorry about that, but you know how boys are," Jack smiled.
"No problem," Ivy smiled back, while Crow continued to hide behind his twin sister.
Raven then walked over to Crow and gave a worried look.
"What's the matter? Are you ok?" Raven asked concerned.
Crow started to shiver. Jack looked at him and smiled. "You look like my little brother when he was your age."
"Who was your little brother?" Ivy asked.
"His name is Victor….Victor Van Dort," Jack replied.
Crow stopped shivering and looked up at Jack.
"Is by any chance you name Jack Van Dort?" Crow asked.
"Well…It was," Jack replied.
"What do you mean?" Crow asked confused.
"Well you see when I was adopted by my adoptive father. My last name changed from Van Dort to Skellington," Jack explained.
"So that means….your daddy's big brother!" Ivy exclaimed happily.
"Uncle Jackie?" Crow asked while tilting his head.
Raven gasped. "You know what the means! We're related!"
Raven and Holly then started dancing and singing 'We are Family'. Raven stopped dancing and grabbed Crow's arm.
"Come on! We got to show you Halloween Town!" Raven shrilled.
"Whoa, whoa, take it easy. I'm sure this is a shocker to them, but I'm also sure that they're as happy as you two," Jack laughed.
Suddenly they heard a grumbling sound. Raven then looked at Crow who blushed in embarrassment.
"Sorry….I guess I'm hungry," Crow apologized.
Jack smiled. "Well let's go to the kitchen and see what can get you to eat."
All of them nodded their heads and followed Jack to the kitchen. Even Lock, Shock, and Barrel.
A/N: I think this is the shortest chapter in the story so far. I'd like to thank Skellington girl for helping me out with this chapter. I also hope that this chapter was to your liking after the long wait.